A specialized automotive systems and Internal Combustion Engine (AIC) laboratory has been set up at the campus of Mahindra Ecole Centrale.
A specialized automotive systems and Internal Combustion Engine (AIC) laboratory has been set up at the campus of Mahindra Ecole Centrale, an engineering college based in Hyderabad. The institute through this step aims to train undergraduate students working of an IC engine practically.
Addressing the students on this occasion, Dr. Yajulu Medury, Director, Mahindra Ecole Centrale said, “At MEC, our emphasis is to provide an enabling atmosphere to our young students and provide an atmosphere where they can learn by doing as well as undertake research in relevant areas. Our AIC laboratory is well equipped to handle cutting edge research initiatives and we hope that it will help our engineering students to immerse themselves in the latest equipment and technologies and come up with innovative solutions to current day auto issues.”
The institute also plans to undertake R&D projects in coming future with leading players in auto industries. Beginning from a ready-to-drive automobile, to its components and then its sub-systems, this facility possesses all kinds of automotive and IC engine related equipments. Various sub-systems can be visualised in this facility with the help of entire drive-train from the engine to the transmission and axles (including differential). These cut-sections are also motored to present the drive-train in operation. Along with this, a vehicle inspection pit is also planned.
Another major focus of this lab is performance testing of IC engines. Separate equipments for functional multi-cylinder such as Compression Ignition (CI) engines and Spark Ignition (SI) with dynamo-meter loading, essential add-ons for data acquisition, and fuel and emissions characterization are also planned. Each engine has its own test bed with a separate anechoic chamber that ensures sound-proofing and safety. The lab will also have high-end equipment including 6 tonnes LCV chassis, ready-to-drive 25 tonnes HCV, and engine aggregates.